Texas laws allow you to hold a careless driver responsible for the damages they cause you to suffer in a Pearland bicycle crash. This includes accidents on public roads, in bike lanes, on sidewalks, and in parking lots.
The bicycle accident team from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, will aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation you deserve after a crash. We can identify the liable party and explain your legal options for getting a payout. We will build a solid case against the at-fault motorist and file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit to recover the maximum compensation available based on the facts of your case. We offer free case evaluations and handle these claims on a contingency basis.
Call us today at 713-850-8600 for a free consultation with a bicycle accident lawyer in Pearland.
Recoverable Damages in a Pearland Bicycle Crashes
In Texas, every driver is responsible for carrying a certain amount of auto liability insurance. This policy covers damages victims suffer if the driver causes a car accident. This policy should also pay out to cover your losses after a bicycle crash.
The type and amount of damages we can collect for our clients depends on the facts of their case. We can better your claim’s value during our initial consultation. We may be able to recover compensation to pay for:
- Medical expenses;
- Rehabilitation or therapy costs;
- Ongoing care costs;
- Lost wages while you are out of work;
- Future lost income and benefits, if you cannot return to your job;
- Any necessary home or vehicle modifications due to an impairment;
- Incidental and out-of-pocket costs related to the accident;
- The cost of repairing or replacing your bicycle;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Wrongful death, if a loved one died in a bicycle accident.
Because bicycle accident injuries are often serious, we encourage you to discuss your case with us before you sign any settlement agreement with an insurance company. Personal injury cases, including bicycle accidents, are often worth much more than victims think.
If we handle your claim, we will collect all of your bills, receipts, and other documentation of your damages. Using this evidence, we will build a strong case to prove your full range of expenses and losses. This is the only way we can recover the maximum payout available to you.
The Bicycle Accident Claims Process
Generally, we can recover the money our clients need and deserve by filing a third-party liability insurance claim against the driver who caused the crash. This process can be complex. It requires collecting a wealth of evidence to prove the driver acted negligently, this caused your injuries, and you suffered damages because of this.
In addition to helping you build a strong case, we manage all communication with the insurance company and ensure your right to fair compensation remains intact. We know how insurance companies try to reduce accident victims’ payout—or get away without paying you at all. We can guard against these nefarious tactics, fighting for the full compensation you deserve.
Once we file a claim, we will aggressively negotiate a fair settlement. If the insurance company refuses to negotiate or otherwise will not give us the money you deserve, we will pursue a civil lawsuit on your behalf. We will not back down, presenting your case in court and asking for a full payout based on the documentation of your damages. While we would rather settle out of court—since it is cheaper and faster for our clients—we are not afraid to litigate any case, if that is what it takes to get the fair monetary award our clients deserve.
Proving a Motorist Acted Negligently and Caused the Accident
Proving the at-fault driver acted negligently is key in winning compensation. We need to prove negligence to get a settlement from an insurance claim or to convince a judge to award a payout in a lawsuit.
To prove negligence and hold the driver liable for the damages they caused, we must provide evidence to show:
- The driver had a responsibility to drive in a reasonable way, including following all traffic laws;
- The driver broke a traffic law or otherwise acted in a careless manner;
- This caused your accident and your injuries; and
- You suffered financial damages because of this accident.
We investigate your accident, identifying and collecting all available evidence. We will determine exactly how and why your accident occurred—and pinpoint the role the driver played in causing it. If necessary, we can contact an accident reconstruction specialist to help us understand what happened.
Some of the most common forms of evidence we use to prove these claims are:
- The police report from the accident;
- Witnesses statements;
- Video of the crash from a helmet cam, dash cam, or local business;
- Pictures of the scene;
- Accident reconstructions;
- Your medical records and other documentation of your injuries; and
- Medical bills and receipts.
Hit-And-Run Bicycle Accidents
Hit and run accidents occur more often than many people realize. This is especially true for bicycle and pedestrian crashes. You have a few options for compensation if the at-fault driver leaves the scene of the crash:
- Wait to see if police can identify the driver from witness reports, video, or other evidence;
- File a claim based on your uninsured/underinsured motorist policy, if you have auto insurance; or
- File a claim against other parties who contributed to your accident, including other drivers, the agency responsible for designing the bike lane, or the owner of the parking lot.
If the at-fault driver left the scene and you need help paying your medical bills and covering lost wages, we may be able to help you identify other sources of compensation. Call us today for a free consultation.
Talk to a Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Pearland Today
If you suffered injuries in a Pearland bike crash, the legal team from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, can help you understand your options for compensation to cover your accident-related damages. We offer free case reviews and can help you pursue the money you need and deserve.
Call us today at 713-850-8600.